Ellen Trout Zoo Celebrates Earth Day

Have you ever tried to hop like a kangaroo or run as fast as a cheetah? Well, some tried it out at Sunday's Earth Day Celebrations at Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin.

Children participated in the Zoo Olympics where they compared their abilities to many different animals. There were also many booths set up throughout the zoo. Organizers say it helps show the kids what they have to offer at the zoo.

Charlotte Henley, Director of Educational Services at Ellen Trout Zoo, said, "It's spring and we have a lot of things going on. We have some wonderful things coming up and this is just helping us get everything kicked off."

Earth Day is actually this Friday, April 22nd.